- Although anyone can get scarlet fever, it usually affects children between 5 and 15 years old.
- If you touch your mouth, nose, or eyes after touching something that has group A strep bacteria on it, you may become ill.
- Doctors treat scarlet fever with antibiotics.
- Common symptoms of scarlet fever include sore throat with painful swallowing, fever (101° F or above), and a red rash.
- Protect yourself and others by washing your hands often and not sharing eating utensils or other personal items.